Soup Ladle

Soup Ladle

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"Maryland" pattern small soup ladle with a wide, five-lobed, flared-lip circular bowl and an upturned, wavy-ended handle threaded on front and back terminating in a ruffle tip flanked by C scrolls; gold wash inside bowl. The front additionally has pendant fruits and a ruffled shell reserve engraved with a flecked script letter "H". Nine-lobed shell on back of bowl. Pattern on back of shaft incorporates three raised marks at bottom, "PAT. 1896" arched in roman letters, Gorham trademark (right -facing lion passant, anchor, and gothic or Old English "G") and "STERLING" in roman letters.
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Object Name
year pattern patented
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
place used
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 2 1/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 26.9875 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of August Mencken
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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